Table A-2. Employment status of the civilian population by race, sex, and age

HOUSEHOLD DATA
Table A-2. Employment status of the civilian population by race, sex, and age
[Numbers in thousands]
Employment status, race, sex, and age Not seasonally adjusted Seasonally adjusted(1)
Nov.
2013
Oct.
2014
Nov.
2014
Nov.
2013
July
2014
Aug.
2014
Sept.
2014
Oct.
2014
Nov.
2014

WHITE

Civilian noninstitutional population

194,833 195,896 195,995 194,833 195,537 195,652 195,777 195,896 195,995

Civilian labor force

123,123 123,610 123,438 123,050 123,314 123,275 122,944 123,212 123,353

Participation rate

63.2 63.1 63.0 63.2 63.1 63.0 62.8 62.9 62.9

Employed

116,056 117,901 117,724 115,514 116,757 116,754 116,708 117,247 117,263

Employment-population ratio

59.6 60.2 60.1 59.3 59.7 59.7 59.6 59.9 59.8

Unemployed

7,067 5,709 5,713 7,536 6,557 6,521 6,236 5,965 6,090

Unemployment rate

5.7 4.6 4.6 6.1 5.3 5.3 5.1 4.8 4.9

Not in labor force

71,710 72,286 72,558 71,783 72,222 72,377 72,832 72,684 72,642

Men, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

64,475 64,445 64,440 64,287 64,430 64,498 64,259 64,164 64,282

Participation rate

72.6 72.1 72.0 72.4 72.2 72.2 71.9 71.8 71.8

Employed

60,871 61,906 61,640 60,480 61,361 61,355 61,438 61,473 61,345

Employment-population ratio

68.6 69.2 68.9 68.1 68.8 68.7 68.8 68.7 68.6

Unemployed

3,605 2,539 2,800 3,806 3,069 3,142 2,820 2,691 2,937

Unemployment rate

5.6 3.9 4.3 5.9 4.8 4.9 4.4 4.2 4.6

Women, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

54,298 54,698 54,730 54,181 54,356 54,356 54,227 54,455 54,602

Participation rate

58.0 58.1 58.1 57.9 57.9 57.8 57.6 57.9 58.0

Employed

51,596 52,250 52,435 51,307 51,695 51,761 51,646 51,932 52,146

Employment-population ratio

55.1 55.5 55.7 54.8 55.0 55.1 54.9 55.2 55.4

Unemployed

2,702 2,449 2,295 2,874 2,661 2,595 2,581 2,523 2,456

Unemployment rate

5.0 4.5 4.2 5.3 4.9 4.8 4.8 4.6 4.5

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian labor force

4,350 4,466 4,268 4,582 4,529 4,420 4,458 4,594 4,469

Participation rate

35.0 36.1 34.6 36.8 36.6 35.7 36.1 37.2 36.2

Employed

3,589 3,745 3,649 3,727 3,701 3,637 3,624 3,843 3,771

Employment-population ratio

28.8 30.3 29.5 30.0 29.9 29.4 29.3 31.1 30.5

Unemployed

760 721 618 855 827 783 834 751 698

Unemployment rate

17.5 16.1 14.5 18.7 18.3 17.7 18.7 16.3 15.6

BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN

Civilian noninstitutional population

30,535 30,969 31,005 30,535 30,856 30,893 30,932 30,969 31,005

Civilian labor force

18,460 19,124 19,037 18,482 19,025 18,849 19,082 19,005 19,082

Participation rate

60.5 61.8 61.4 60.5 61.7 61.0 61.7 61.4 61.5

Employed

16,262 17,086 17,019 16,188 16,853 16,693 16,981 16,940 16,971

Employment-population ratio

53.3 55.2 54.9 53.0 54.6 54.0 54.9 54.7 54.7

Unemployed

2,199 2,038 2,017 2,295 2,172 2,157 2,100 2,065 2,111

Unemployment rate

11.9 10.7 10.6 12.4 11.4 11.4 11.0 10.9 11.1

Not in labor force

12,075 11,846 11,968 12,053 11,832 12,044 11,850 11,964 11,923

Men, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

8,362 8,701 8,597 8,334 8,671 8,605 8,774 8,677 8,611

Participation rate

66.5 67.9 66.9 66.3 68.0 67.3 68.5 67.7 67.1

Employed

7,416 7,821 7,700 7,327 7,704 7,676 7,810 7,753 7,642

Employment-population ratio

59.0 61.0 60.0 58.3 60.4 60.1 61.0 60.5 59.5

Unemployed

945 880 897 1,007 967 929 964 925 969

Unemployment rate

11.3 10.1 10.4 12.1 11.1 10.8 11.0 10.7 11.2

Women, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

9,471 9,693 9,723 9,475 9,720 9,595 9,592 9,605 9,717

Participation rate

61.4 61.9 62.0 61.4 62.3 61.5 61.4 61.4 62.0

Employed

8,443 8,758 8,801 8,428 8,736 8,581 8,674 8,700 8,786

Employment-population ratio

54.7 56.0 56.2 54.6 56.0 55.0 55.5 55.6 56.1

Unemployed

1,028 935 922 1,047 984 1,015 918 905 931

Unemployment rate

10.9 9.6 9.5 11.1 10.1 10.6 9.6 9.4 9.6

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian labor force

628 729 717 673 634 649 716 723 754

Participation rate

24.8 29.2 28.8 26.5 25.3 25.9 28.6 29.0 30.3

Employed

402 506 519 433 413 436 498 487 543

Employment-population ratio

15.9 20.3 20.8 17.1 16.5 17.4 19.9 19.5 21.8

Unemployed

225 223 198 240 221 213 218 236 212

Unemployment rate

35.9 30.6 27.6 35.7 34.9 32.8 30.5 32.6 28.1

ASIAN

Civilian noninstitutional population

13,484 13,782 13,927 - - - - - -

Civilian labor force

8,666 8,729 8,749 - - - - - -

Participation rate

64.3 63.3 62.8 - - - - - -

Employed

8,209 8,295 8,333 - - - - - -

Employment-population ratio

60.9 60.2 59.8 - - - - - -

Unemployed

457 433 416 - - - - - -

Unemployment rate

5.3 5.0 4.8 - - - - - -

Not in labor force

4,819 5,054 5,178 - - - - - -

Footnotes
(1) The population figures are not adjusted for seasonal variation; therefore, identical numbers appear in the unadjusted and seasonally adjusted columns.

- Data not available.
NOTE: Estimates for the above race groups will not sum to totals shown in table A-1 because data are not presented for all races. Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.

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Last Modified Date: December 05, 2014